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My Path to Psychiatry

In medical school I noticed that patients, regardless of what ailed their bodies, all thought and felt differently about their bodies. Each person told a unique story about the physical challenges for which they sought medical treatment. We all tell ourselves stories every day - stories that help us organize our experience. But sometimes we get stuck in a story that is no longer serving us. I chose to specialize in psychiatry because what I most enjoy doing as a physician is listening to stories, understanding their roots, and working with patients to tell new stories. I became a child psychiatrist because early childhood is such an important part of understanding human stories. (And, also, because I like to play.)


  • Child & Adult Psychoanalytic Candidate, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute (2022 - present)

  • Board certified in child, adolescent & adult psychiatry

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center (2020 - 2022)

  • Adult Psychiatry Residency, Michigan Medicine (2017 - 2020)

  • SUNY Upstate Medical University, MD (2013 - 2017)​

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